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Archive for January, 2007

Two Items on the Reading To-Do List

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I am about one-third through Robert G. Picard’s 161-page research paper entitled: Journalism, Value Creation and the Future of News Organizations, so far he has been framing the issues, and I am waiting for the punchline. I am getting lots of new insights along the way, here is one, that will break your heart if [...]

Will Mainstream Media Blogs Stamp Out Independents?

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

This from the Huffington Post:

Traffic to the top ten newspaper blogs more than tripled over the last year, reaching 3.8 million in December. The implication from the data seems to be that the Internet audience is searching for meaning and analysis and a point of view, as opposed to mere breaking news. Whether newspaper blogs, [...]

What’s The Biggest Threat to Newpapers? Maybe the Executives

Monday, January 29th, 2007

So newspapers are in big trouble. We all know that. Could it be that the fault of failure belongs with newspaper executives; just like in the American steel and car industry they seem to be populated by risk adverse laggards who get large salaries, but lack vision. Okay, that’s not exactly how Robert G. Picard [...]

National Niches in Every Local Newspaper

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

The recently released Harvard University based Nieman Reports, in its series of articles entitled Goodbye Gutenberg, almost unwittingly, by what it publishes here, reveals how far behind newspaper top thinkers appear to be and how much of this has appeared in the blogosphere, weeks, months before. No wonder we are saying Goodbye Gutenberg.
Still I am [...]

BBC: YouTube to Start Sharing Revenues

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

This according to the BBC:

People who upload their own films to video-sharing website YouTube will soon get a share of the ad revenue.
YouTube founder Chad Hurley confirmed to the BBC that his team was working on a revenue-sharing mechanism that would “reward creativity”.

The system would be rolled out in a couple of months, he said, [...]